Brazos Valley Winter Weather Closures And Delays
Information duplicated from WTAW
From Texas A&M:
In-person and virtual classes for students, and work for nonessential employees remain canceled for Thursday, February 18, and we will continue to monitor ongoing conditions and provide an update by 6:30 p.m. on Thursday.
From Blinn College:
Blinn will close all campuses Friday, February 19th. All face-to-face and virtual classes are canceled and services will be closed (Brenham Food Services will stay open).
All Blinn operations and classes, excluding health science clinicals, will take place virtually between Saturday, February 20th, and Friday, February 26th. At Blinn-Brenham, rolling blackouts have ended and regular power has returned. However, water service is out throughout the city and is not expected to return until at least Sunday. Once returned, a boil water notice is expected to be in place until late next week. Blinn remains fully prepared to support and care for all campus residents currently on campus. Students who choose to check out of housing temporarily for the upcoming week should contact their residence hall director or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Students who plan to return to campus before Sunday, February 28th, are required to email email@example.com in advance.
From Bryan ISD:
With the continued strain on the power grid and water services, Bryan ISD has made the decision to close through Friday, February 19, 2021. This includes the cancellation of both on-campus and at-home instruction, and all extracurricular activities.
Bryan ISD has invested heavily in technology over the last year to allow for at-home learning when it’s not possible to come into the school building. However, keeping your family safe is priority, and dealing with power outages and burst pipes or water shortages has led to a situation where teaching and learning at-home is very difficult.
If you do have power through the end of the week, we continue to encourage students to log into Schoology and catch up on any assignments, continue to read books, practice math facts, complete previously assigned work, play games, work on puzzles or art projects. Older children can work with or read to younger children. We do not want children to be without learning, or to fall behind during this extreme winter weather. Please continue to share how your children are learning by tagging Bryan ISD on social media, or sending ideas and pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org.
From College Station ISD:
All CSISD schools will be closed for both in-person and virtual learners on Friday, February 19. None of this week’s missed instructional days will need to be made up. CSISD schools will reopen on Monday, February 22.
The first CSISD strategic planning virtual summit has been rescheduled for Thursday, March 4 at 5:30 p.m. A link to access the virtual summit will be shared as we get closer to the event. Strategic planning info: https://bit.ly/3b9t3eZ
From Allen Academy:
Allen Academy will not be returning to campus until Monday, February 22. Virtual schooling will continue as able Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of this week.
From Sam Houston State University:
All SHSU campuses will be closed Wednesday, February 17 and Thursday, February 18. In-person and online classes are canceled. The university will reopen Friday, February 19, pending weather conditions. Monitor KatSafe for more information.
Pandemic vaccination and testing information:
The Brazos County health district reports COVID-19 testing location at St. Teresa’s Catholic Church is closed the rest of the week due to inclement weather. COVID-19 testing scheduled for Bachmann Community Park on February 16, 17, and 18.
UPDATE Tuesday, February 16 from CHI St. Joseph Health: At this time, due to the continued below freezing temperatures and out of an abundance of caution for our patients and staff, will have made the decision to reschedule all vaccine appointments for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of this week. All appointments will be moved to next week. In moving appointments to next week, we will conduct vaccination clinics daily with the goal of administering 2nd doses to a large number of patients who are due for that dose. We will begin sending out emails to reschedule appointments at MatureWell and the Bryan hospital. Our previously scheduled recipients should expect to see an updated invite within the next few days. Staff and volunteers who are scheduled for shifts during these rescheduled times will also receive notification changes. We are prioritizing second dose appointments based on those who are nearest their 42-day mark. As a reminder, all vaccines are administered by appointment only in order to maintain social distancing guidelines and ensure we have enough doses to fulfill second doses. We recommend that individuals return to their first dose location for their second dose.
From Brazos County:
Brazos County offices will remain closed through Friday, February 19.
From the city of College Station:
College Station is not under a boil water notice. For information about water status, conservation, discolored water, leaks & frozen/thawing pipes, please see our latest update here: https://bit.ly/3anQ7Yh
City offices and facilities will remain closed to the public on Thursday. A significant amount of staff will continue working remotely, and online services remain available at cstx.gov.
Solid waste and recycling collections are still suspended until road conditions improve. Updated collection schedules will be posted to the city’s website and to the city’s free College Station Curbside app.
Additional winter storm information can be found here: https://bit.ly/3anQ7Yh
From the city of Bryan:
All solid waste collection is suspended for Thursday, Feb. 18. This includes residential, brush & bulky and commercial collections. Additionally, the used oil and tire recycling center will be closed on Thursday, Feb. 18.
From the Bryan/College Station library system:
The three library locations within the Bryan+College Station Public Library System will continue to be closed to in-person patronage on Thursday, February 18, including curbside and telephone services. However, all virtual services remain open and available to the public 24/7, including book drops at each location. Librarians will be available to answer reference and general questions via email. Patrons may Contact Us online for questions.
All Baylor Scott & White – College Station Region clinics will be closed Thursday, February 18. In-person appointment during this time will be rescheduled, and virtual visits will remain unaffected. To access virtual care options, visit MyBSWHealth.com or text BETTER to 88408 to download the MyBSWHealth app.
HealthPoint Clinics will be closed on Thursday February 18.
The Brazos Valley African American Museum will close for the foreseeable future due to the current weather conditions. The museum will open again when it is safe to do so.